How to Afford to Buy a Home


From a single individual to a married couple, everyone dreams of buying their own home. While the objective seems to grow more unattainable by each passing day, a few avenues still make it possible for you to achieve this feat. 

If you have been planning to purchase the home of your dreams, learning about these suggestions can help you fulfill your goals. Besides allowing you to procure the required funding, some of these suggestions also let you build your wealth over time. 

To support you through your buying journey, here’s a lowdown on how to afford the purchase of a new home. 

Know How Much Home You Can Afford

Before you start considering tips for choosing a home, you need to do some good old number crunching. These calculations require you to factor in your income, consider your savings for a down payment, and note your current debt. From there, you can see what level of loan or monthly installments amount you could afford against your mortgage. These calculators are readily available by many lenders and don’t cost you anything.

Many conventional lenders might frown upon your credit history. But looking into recent credit event loans can help you overcome this particular obstacle. This means that even if you have had a bankruptcy or a similar credit event in the past, you might still be able to find the ideal lending opportunity.

Factor In Your Existing Assets

Buying a home is an important milestone for anyone. If the same notion holds true for your family, getting your own home may take priority over many other assets. For instance, if you hold investments in precious metals or if you trade digital assets through a cryptocurrency exchange, it might be time to liquidate those assets and put that money towards your down payment. 

This step requires you to consider several factors to consider your financial health. These aspects include the current value and purchase price of your assets, as well as the market conditions that could influence your decision. That is why you should take your time analyzing your investment profile before applying for a mortgage.

Reach Out to Friends and Family

Once you exhaust your personal assets, you might have the option of turning to your friends and family for support. For many individuals, the support of extended family and friends can also work wonders. This solution heavily leans upon your personal relationships and the financial strength of the people around you.

You should also make it a point to borrow only as much money as you can pay back swiftly. This ensures that you don’t test the strength of your relationships past a certain point. If you need paperwork to be an integral part of the process, you can hire a lawyer to draw up formal loan agreements.

Look Into Additional Lending Opportunities

In some cases, a mortgage might not be possible for you due to the down payment involved. If you are having trouble in securing the required funding, you can also look into taking out a personal loan despite having bad credit. This allows you to put together the funds that you need to complete your mortgage’s basic requirements. 

Since many personal loans can be of small amounts, you can combine this suggestion with the tip of liquidating your existing assets. For instance, if you use an asset investment platform, you can explore trading those assets for cash. This can open doors to your new home for you and your family in a timely manner. 

Since these suggestions are easily accessible, they allow you to become a homeowner within a few simple steps. With that being said, if you have any trouble in gathering the required funds or need additional help, don’t hesitate to ask a loved one who has recently purchased their home. In many cases, this simple step can guide you to reliable lenders and accessible opportunities that you may not have thought of before.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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2 years ago

aring the article, and more importantly, your personal experience mindfully using our emotions as data about our inner state and knowing when it’s better to de-escalate by taking a time e out are great tools. Appreciate you reading and sharing your story since I can certainly relate and I think others can to

2 years ago

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2 years ago

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